The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. Blog

Why Replace Those Window ACs—And What Can Replace Them

April 22nd, 2019

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The window air conditioner was an amazing invention when it first appeared in the 1950s. For the first time, homes had affordable options for mechanical cooling. Central air conditioners were too expensive and most houses didn’t have the space for the ductwork necessary.

Central cooling systems have come a long way in sixty years. They’re less expensive and modern homes are designed with them in mind. But if you live in an older house or one that wasn’t built with ductwork, you’re probably still depending on window air conditioners for keeping your summer cool.

We’d like to help change that! Window ACs may work for an apartment, but your larger home deserves something better.

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Check Your AC Early: Does It Need Repairs?

April 8th, 2019

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Air conditioning season starts early in Tampa Bay. There’s a good argument that it never actually stops, but spring is the time when air conditioners really rev up and put in the heavy work.

So as your air conditioning system begins the long job of cooling your house down through another hot middle of the year, take some time to make sure it doesn’t have repair needs. There are small signs that might appear at this time warning you to call for air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL.

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We Can Help You Beat the Florida Humidity in Your House

March 25th, 2019

flushed-man-before-fanThe dry seasons here in Tampa Bay can often last into May. But as summer gets into gear, the humidity starts to ramp up. And as the relative humidity rises along with the temperatures, it can mean some sweaty and uncomfortable days. Combining a 90°F afternoon—and we experience a few of those!—with relative humidity higher than 60% can make the weather feel 10° hotter! That is—no—fun.

You can’t do much about high humidity when you’re outside except to fan yourself or jump in a pool. In your home, however, you can find ways to better control humidity. And no way is more effective than to call us to help you with indoor air quality systems in Tampa, FL that balance humidity and ensure proper air circulation.

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Check Out The A/C Guy of Tampa on Tomorrow’s Episode of Military Makeover

March 14th, 2019

The A/C Guy of Tampa will be featured on tomorrow’s episode of Military Makeover, episode 2 at 7:30AM ET on Lifetime. Tune in and learn about the Middleton’s home project as they have their AC system installed as well as flooring and some challenges from Mother Nature.

We really enjoyed our partnership with the Military Makeover team, if you missed episode 1 you can catch up quickly tomorrow and learn about this wonderful family and program.

Episode 2 – The Middleton Family – March 15th, 2019 @ 7:30AM ET on Lifetime

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The Change to Spring: Ways to Help Your Heat Pump

March 11th, 2019

daffodilsA heat pump offers a home the great advantage of having both heating and cooling in a single unit. But it also offers a challenge as well, because it works twice as hard as a standard AC or heater. It’s important to see that your heat pump gets the right attention and service each year so that it’s prepared to work for all seasons. We’re now moving toward the hot weather of the middle of the year, so it’s time to get your heat pump ready for long hours in cooling mode.

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The A/C Guy Will Be on “Military Makeover”!

February 27th, 2019

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Our motto at The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. is “Serving Our Tampa Bay Family with Integrity and Honor!” For us, that also means serving those who serve the US with integrity and honor—our brave servicemen and women. We want to help repay them for their sacrifices.

We’ve partnered with Military Makeover with Montel, airing on Lifetime, to help serve military families who need our assistance. Montel Williams, talk show legend and military advocate, leads the Military Makeover team to enlist the help of home improvement specialists to provide a complete transformation for the homes of military families across the country. The show’s motto is “RESPECT, REPAY, REBUILD.”

The Season Premiere of Military Makeover with Montel Williams airs Friday, March 1st. Please tune in, and you’ll get to see us featured in a future episode where we help out with the important heating, cooling, and ventilation needs of military families. We’ve donated our crew and our time to make a difference in the lives of people who put their own lives on the line to protect our freedoms!

The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. proudly serves our local veterans!

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Spring Comes Early Here: Time for Annual AC Maintenance

February 25th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldWe’re already experiencing the warm days of an early spring in the Tampa Bay area, although we can still expect cooler rainy days. If you’ve lived here for even a single year, you already know how early the weather can turn warm and humid—the summer temperatures are never that far away.

This climate is why we always stress our customers to arrange for air conditioning maintenance in Palm Harbor, FL early. March is one of the best months—the AC will be prepped in time for the major heat, but it’s also a period when our HVAC technicians have more flexible schedules to provide installation and maintenance work.

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Electric Heating: A Furnace or a Heat Pump?

February 11th, 2019

question-markThe natural gas furnace is one of the most common types of home heating system. But they’re not as common here in Tampa because we don’t need as much heating power. You’ll find gas furnace hard at work in places with chilly winters because the furnaces can produce high levels of heat—and that’s not something we often need. Many homes here also run entirely from electricity and don’t have a natural gas connection for a gas furnace.

What are the main options for central electric heating in Palm Harbor, FL? There are two main types of units for a consumer to consider: the electric furnace or the heat pump. Let’s look into the benefits and drawbacks of both.

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Why Your Heat Pump May Not Be Heating

January 28th, 2019

cold-sweater-manIf you use a heat pump in Clearwater, FL to provide both heating and cooling for your home, you’ll use it most of the time in its cooling mode. After all, Tampa Bay enjoys hot summers and warm to mild winters. It’s not often we need to have heating power for comfort. But this is one of the reasons heat pumps are such good choices for comfort in our climate: they are powerful air conditioning systems that can shift into working as efficient heating systems when necessary.

If a heat pump is working as it should, all it takes to change it to heating mode is to make an adjustment to the thermostat. But what happens if you do make the adjustment to your heat pump, but you either don’t get enough heat or the heat pump continues to send out cooled air?

Let’s take a quick look at what might be happening.

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What’s That Moldy Smell Coming From My Home’s Air Vents?

January 14th, 2019

girl-pinching-noseEverybody wants their home to smell pleasant, not just for guests but for their own enjoyment. And there are few things less pleasant than a moldy odor spreading around your house because it’s coming out of the vents along with the heated or cooled air.

If this happens in your home, you’re not alone: this situation is a common one called “dirty sock syndrome.” You can probably tell why it got that name when you smell those odors. We’ll take a look at what causes this and what can be done about it.

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